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      Date: 19 December 2013 09:57
      Subject: [WGAR-news] Australia: Coalition stirs the ghost of Jimmie Blacksmith: Tim Kroenert, Eureka Street [99-year leases]
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      Coalition stirs the ghost of Jimmie Blacksmith:
      Tim Kroenert, Eureka Street
      [99-year leases]


      Newsletter date: 19 December 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/18/wgar-news-coalition-stirs-the-ghost-of-jimmie-blacksmith-tim-kroenert-eureka-street-99-ye

      Contents:

      * SMH: Indigenous burning among ancient practices being studied to save eco-systems

      * Anna Salleh, ABC Science: Bead currency used in Australia's first export industry

      * Benedict Scambary, CAEPR: My Country, Mine Country: Indigenous People, Mining and Development Contestation in Remote Australia

      * Tim Kroenert, Eureka Street: Coalition stirs the ghost of Jimmie Blacksmith [99-year leases]
      * WGAR News: "Statement by Rev. Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM regarding MOUs on township 99 year leases" (11 Nov 13)
      * WGAR News: Dismantling the Land Rights Act - 99 year leases: 'concerned Australians' & 'Respect and Listen' compilations (9 Dec 13)
      * 'concerned Australians': Changes to the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (NT) 1976

      * Tracker: NT guilty of destroying sacred trees

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Social Justice & Native Title state of the nation report!
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: People of the whales unhappy with native title determination
      * The Wire: Native title for the Bandjalang mob - what does it mean?
      * Background to Mabo and Native Title

      * Seán Kerins, CAEPR: Social enterprise as a model for developing Aboriginal lands

      * Andrew Probyn, The West Australian: PM tells Barnett to back Browse
      * Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign - James Price Point, north of Broome, WA


      * SMH:
      INDIGENOUS BURNING AMONG ANCIENT PRACTICES BEING STUDIED TO SAVE ECO-SYSTEMS



      - Analysis / Opinion

      SMH: Indigenous burning among ancient practices being studied to save eco-systems
      http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/indigenous-burning-among-ancient-practices-being-studied-to-save-ecosystems-20131210-2z2b5.html
      10 Dec 13: "Ancient farming practices, such as raising fish
      in rice paddies in China or indigenous Australian fire
      controls, will get a new lease of life under plans to slow
      extinctions of animals and plants, experts said. ... in
      countries including Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Venezuela,
      traditional burning of small patches of countryside can
      create a mosaic of firebreaks that prevents the spread of
      devastating blazes in the dry season, it said." Reuters


      * ANNA SALLEH, ABC SCIENCE:
      BEAD CURRENCY USED IN AUSTRALIA'S FIRST EXPORT INDUSTRY



      - News

      ABC Science: Bead currency used in Australia's first export industry
      http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/12/06/3905030.htm
      6 Dec 13: "Indigenous Australians took European glass beads
      from Macassan seafarers in return for giving them fishing
      rights on traditional lands as early as the 18th Century,
      say archaeologists.  They say the findings could have
      relevance for native title claims, which rely on this as a
      precedent for Aboriginal people negotiating access to their
      lands. Daryl Wesley and Mirani Litster of the Australian
      National University reported on the significance of 30 beads
      they excavated from the Wellington Range in north western
      Arnhem Land, at this week's Australian Archaeology
      Association conference in Coffs Harbour." Anna Salleh, ABC


      * BENEDICT SCAMBARY, CAEPR:
      MY COUNTRY, MINE COUNTRY:
      INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CONTESTATION IN REMOTE AUSTRALIA



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) - ANU:
      My Country, Mine Country:
      Indigenous People, Mining and Development Contestation in Remote Australia
      Benedict Scambary

      http://caepr.anu.edu.au/Publications/mono/2013RM33.php
      Research Monograph 33 / 2013: "Abstract: Agreements between
      the mining industry and Indigenous people are not creating
      sustainable economic futures for Indigenous people, and this
      demands consideration of alternate forms of economic
      engagement in order to realise such 'futures'. Within the
      context of three mining agreements in north Australia the
      study considers Indigenous livelihood aspirations and their
      intersection with sustainable development agendas. The
      three agreements are the ... "


      - Profile

      CAEPR: Benedict Scambary
      http://caepr.anu.edu.au/StaffProfiles/Benedict-Scambary
      [scroll down page] http://caepr.anu.edu.au/Publications/mono/2013RM33.php
      "Dr Benedict Scambary is an anthropologist with over 15
      years of experience working in the Northern Territory. In
      2007 he completed a PhD at the Centre for Aboriginal
      Economic Policy Research at The Australian National
      University, under the ARC project 'Indigenous Community
      Organisations and Miners: Partnering Sustainable Regional
      Development?' with industry partners Rio Tinto and the
      Committee for Economic Development Australia. His
      dissertation is the basis of this monograph. Dr Scambary
      is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Areas
      Protection Authority in the Northern Territory."


      * TIM KROENERT, EUREKA STREET:
      COALITION STIRS THE GHOST OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH
      [99-YEAR LEASES]



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Eureka Street: Coalition stirs the ghost of Jimmie Blacksmith
      http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=38573
      11 Dec 13: "During what Frank Vincent QC describes as a
      fly-in, fly-out mission, Scullion obtained memorandums of
      understanding from members of Gunbalanya and Yirrkala
      townships to negotiate 99-year leases. East Arnhem elder
      Dr Djiniyini Gondarra describes this as being part of a
      'blitz' designed to encourage other communities around the
      country hastily to sign similar deals, ostensibly for their
      own betterment. Gondarra expressed fury about the manoeuvre
      in The Australian: 'We … do not want further controls put
      over our society,' he said. 'We want the shameful march of
      colonisation to end.'" Tim Kroenert,
      the assistant editor of Eureka Street


      * WGAR NEWS:
      "STATEMENT BY REV. DR DJINIYINI GONDARRA OAM REGARDING MOUS ON TOWNSHIP 99 YEAR LEASES"
      (11 NOV 13)



      - Compilation

      WGAR News: "Statement by Rev. Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM regarding MOUs on township 99 year leases" (11 Nov 13)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/10/wgar-news-statement-by-rev-dr-djiniyini-gondarra-oam-regarding-mous-on-township-99-year-l


      * WGAR NEWS:
      DISMANTLING THE LAND RIGHTS ACT - 99 YEAR LEASES:
      'CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS' & 'RESPECT AND LISTEN' COMPILATIONS
      (9 DEC 13)



      - Compilation

      WGAR News: Dismantling the Land Rights Act - 99 year leases: 'concerned Australians' & 'Respect and Listen' compilations (9 Dec 13)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/09/wgar-news-dismantling-the-land-rights-act-99-year-leases-ca-respect-and-listen-compilatio


      * 'CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS':
      CHANGES TO THE ABORIGINAL LAND RIGHTS ACT (NT) 1976



      - News

      'concerned Australians': Changes to the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (NT) 1976
      Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Delegation) Regulation 2013 - F2013L02122
      [scroll down page] http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
      18 Dec 13: "The new Regulation was registered on 12
      December 2013. This was the last sitting day of Parliament
      for the year and means the changes will not come before
      Parliament before February 11, at the very earliest.
      All information can be found at: www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2013L02122
      The legislative instrument allows for Aboriginal
      Corporations to request that certain functions of the Land
      Councils be delegated to them. Where there is reluctance
      on the part of the Land Councils, the Minister is the
      final arbiter. ... "


      * TRACKER:
      NT GUILTY OF DESTROYING SACRED TREES



      - News

      newsTracker: NT guilty of destroying sacred trees
      http://tracker.org.au/2013/11/nt-guilty-of-destroying-sacred-trees/
      29 Nov 13: "NATIONAL: The Northern Territory has been
      convicted of carrying out work on a sacred site, causing
      the destruction of two sacred Aboriginal gum trees. Since
      2010, the NT government has held a 99-year lease on the
      Judburra/Gregory National Park, about 500km south of Darwin,
      with the agreement that it would jointly maintain the land
      as a park with the traditional Aboriginal land owners."
      By Tracker


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      SOCIAL JUSTICE & NATIVE TITLE STATE OF THE NATION REPORT



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Social Justice & Native Title state of the nation report!
      http://thestringer.com.au/social-justice-native-title-state-of-the-nation-report/
      17 Dec 13: "A state of the nation type report was delivered
      recently by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Social
      Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda via the 2013 Native Title
      and Social Justice Report. ... despite the promissory
      underwriting within the report the economic, social and
      political landscape for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
      Islander peoples remains one of the world’s highest
      imprisonment rates, rising suicide rates, horrific premature
      death rates, questionable life expectancy rises from skewed
      data, rising homelessness, high youth unemployment,
      impoverished communities, and still no Treaty ... "
      By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      - Related Audio Interviews

      National Indigenous Radio Service 'Weekly News In Review'
      Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lnq6e92ti1l2hx8/Weekly%20News%20In%20Review%20MASTER%2016%20December%202013.mp3
      16 Dec 13: "It includes interviews with:
      * Social Justice Commissioner, Gangulu man Mick Gooda on
      the challenges ahead following his report on Social Justice
      and Native Title;
      * Barbara Shaw on the watershed created by the inception of
      the Racial Discrimination Act in 1975;
      * Birra-Gubba Duru Elder Jim Gaston on the decision by the
      Federal and Queensland government to approve an expansion
      of the Abbott Point coal plant, that includes dredging
      three million cubic metres of spoil to be dumped offshore
      in the Great Barrier Marine Park."

      [The NIRS WNIR expires after about a week, so if you want to
      listen to these interviews you will need to download them soon.]


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      PEOPLE OF THE WHALES UNHAPPY WITH NATIVE TITLE DETERMINATION



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: People of the whales unhappy with native title determination
      http://thestringer.com.au/people-of-the-whales-unhappy-with-native-title-determination/
      7 Dec 13: "In the midst of a ramping up of native title
      deliberations around the country reaching determination,
      particularly in Queensland, Victoria and on the NSW north
      coast, another one has been reached in South Australia but
      which has bitterly divided and marginalised people. South
      Australia’s Far West Coast native title agreement has been
      a messy one. But for the Mirning peoples the journey is not
      over, and they warn that the determination may create more
      disputes and further divide people." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * THE WIRE:
      NATIVE TITLE FOR THE BANDJALANG MOB
      - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?



      - Audio Interview

      The Wire: Native title for the Bandjalang mob - what does it mean?
      Produced by Emma Rennie
      9 Dec 13: "On Monday the 2nd of December, the Bandjalang
      people on the New South Wales north coast were awarded
      native title over two claims that were filed in the mid and
      late nineties. The native title covers an area of around
      2750 square kilometres, much of which is national parks and
      crown land. The native title is also non-exclusive, so the
      Bandjalang people have to keep the parks open for public
      access. Emma Rennie reports on the significance of this
      finding for Indigenous Australians. ...
      Featured in story:
      * Tori Edwards - senior solicitor, NTS Corp
      * Jeffrey McLaran - sole-practicing solicitor"


      * BACKGROUND TO MABO AND NATIVE TITLE:

      Last updated: 2 November 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title


      * SEAN KERINS, CAEPR:
      SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AS A MODEL FOR DEVELOPING ABORIGINAL LANDS



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) - ANU:
      Social enterprise as a model for developing Aboriginal lands
      Seán Kerins

      http://caepr.anu.edu.au/Publications/topical/2013TI4.php
      Topical Issue 4 / 2013: "Abstract: Common property (communal
      land) is often viewed negatively with some claiming that
      communal land ownership and the absence of private property
      rights more generally have been insurmountable barriers to
      Indigenous enterprise. This paper provides a brief overview
      of common property resources and explores how Aboriginal
      common property is being used by some Aboriginal groups to
      develop social enterprises that provide benefits to remote
      communities, the environment and wider Australia. ... "


      - Profile

      CAEPR: Seán Kerins
      http://caepr.anu.edu.au/Authors/Se%C3%A1n-Kerins


      * ANDREW PROBYN, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN:
      PM TELLS BARNETT TO BACK BROWSE



      - News

      The West Australian: PM tells Barnett to back Browse
      http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/20321904/pm-tells-barnett-to-back-browse/
      14 Dec 13: "Tony Abbott has urged Colin Barnett to embrace
      floating LNG technology for the Browse project, saying the
      overriding priority has to be securing multibillion-dollar
      investments. In an interview with The Weekend West
      yesterday, the Prime Minister said he understood the
      Premier's reluctance to abandon the James Price Point gas
      hub concept but the economics of the project had to be
      respected." Exclusive Andrew Probyn,
      Federal Political Editor, The West Australian


      * BACKGROUND TO THE SAVE THE KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN
      - JAMES PRICE POINT, NORTH OF BROOME, WA


      Last updated: 9 December 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

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